Vernonia missurica, Missouri Ironweed

Vernonia missurica

Missouri Ironweed

  • Full sun 
  • Average to slightly dry or slightly wet soil
  • 60” tall, 24” to 36” wide
  • Late summer to fall blooming
  • Ontario Native, Beginner Friendly. Prefers moderate to high fertility soils. Very popular with pollinators 

New to me this year, grown from seeds sourced from Prairie Moon Nursery. 

A large, slightly slow to mature perennial that can take up to three years to begin blooming, these showy flowers that attract many late-summer pollinators are worth the wait.

Pair with Swamp Milkweed, Joe-Pye Weed, Giant Goldenrod and other equally bold species.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Elaine Wolshock/Matthew Fook, Mason Brock and KatieLMiller via Wikimedia Commons

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The Online Plant Nursery will re-open for orders on Tuesday, May 17th

Pickups will begin the following week.

I will be offering plug sized plants for $1.25 each or 5 for $5. 

I'm in the process of adding species that I expect to offer this spring to the listings since they are starting to germinate and I'm starting to get an idea of which will be available in abundant quantities.

Since the list is much longer this year I've added several categories to help narrow down your options based on a variety of criteria.

For those who have already adopted seedlings, planting instructions can be found here.